The William N. Pennington Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to the Carson City School District to build an outdoor classroom and expand an office at the Carson High School Greenhouse.
The classroom and office expansion were deemed a crucial next step to keep up with the growing number of students and volunteers using The Greenhouse Project’s (TGP) facility.
“The overall budget for the construction project was projected to cost $97,825,” said Richard Stokes, superintendent for the Carson City School District. “TGP has already raised $72,775 in cash and donations, so the additional $25,000 from the William N. Pennington Foundation makes this project a reality.”
Carson City Schools and TGP have partnered since 2011 to give students opportunities to learn about public wellness, education and careers in greenhouse and garden settings.